08 April 2021 Council News


Northumberland County Council are recruiting people to help with the local elections on 6th May.


There are a range of temporary posts available to assist with the election - before, on and after election day.


It’s a great way for people to see local democracy in action and make some extra money for summer.


Roles and rates of Pay:


• Presiding Officer - £292.16 (includes training & mileage allowance)


• Poll Clerk - £196.80 (includes training & mileage allowance)


• Postal Vote Opening Assistant - Day £10.30 per hour. Evening £12.88 per hour.


• Verification Assistant - £18.26 per hour


• Count Assistant - £12.56 per hour


No qualifications are needed but those applying must be over 18. Full training and support will be given.


To find out more about the roles and how to apply go to


Elections Vacancies Information Poster

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    07 April 2021 Council News

    Vandalism - South Beach Play Area

    Unfortunately we have received a report from Northumbria Police that there has been bleach poured over the children’s play equipment at South Beach.


    We are utterly appalled at this mindless act of vandalism and the partnership team has been deployed immediately to fully clean the play area equipment.


    This could have resulted in serious injury to a young child given that this is a chemical substance.


    The CCTV camera was being redeployed to South Beach play area tomorrow following various other anti-social behaviour reports in the past week. We can confirm this will be in position tomorrow and any future vandals will be identified.


    Please can we ask residents to report anti-social behaviour incidents to Northumbria Police on 101 or online via -…/report-an-incident/


    If you spot any issues with our play areas (broken glass, vandalism etc) please report this immediately to Blyth Town Council.




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    01 April 2021 Council News

    Stay Safe this Easter and Protect Our Summer

    Residents and visitors to Northumberland are being urged to protect the summer by acting responsibly in the county this Easter. 

    While lockdown restrictions have been eased slightly, under the government’s roadmap, until Monday April 12 at the earliest, many facilities, shops and hospitality venues will not be fully open with food and drink only available from essential shops or takeaways. 

    The first Bank Holiday weekend of the year is expected to be busy in the county but the current guidance is still that travel should be minimised where possible and that unnecessary trips should be avoided. 

    So, while the county would normally welcome visitors, the council and partners are asking people to think of others and continue to take precautions to prevent the spread of Covid by staying local. 

    Throughout the weekend the council will be working alongside Northumbria Police, Northumberland National Park Authority and Forestry England to get this message across. 


    Read full article on Northumberland County Council’s website here (Opens in a new window)

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    31 March 2021 Council News

    Free Audio Tales for Blyth Residents

    Free to residents of Blyth thanks to funding from Blyth Town Council

    Local performing arts company November Club are delighted to bring you Lost Found and Told, a collection of seven original short stories written by Fiona Ellis, set in the border county of Northumberland.


    Lost, Found and Told is inspired by traditional fairy tales and draws on the rich heritage and landscape of Northumberland. Originally conceived as a live performance, Covid-19 restrictions has transformed it into an audio production.


    With original music from Katie Doherty woven throughout, Lost Found and Told promises to enchant and captivate the whole family. Listen at home in the comfort of your living room or grab your headphones and head to the heart of Northumberland and walk and listen to the tales right where the action happens. This works for some of the stories better than others.


    Blyth Town Council awarded a Community Grant towards the project as the live production would have been performed in Blyth.  With the change of plan to an audio production, this funding now means that residents of Blyth can access the stories for free. Email or send @NovemberClubMorpeth a direct message on Facebook if you are a resident of Blyth, including your full postcode.


    You will be sent a unique code to access the tales for free.  


    Lost Found and Told is suitable for children age 8+ but younger (and older!) family members will enjoy listening to the tales as well. 


    Click here for more information (Opens in a new window)

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    31 March 2021 Council News

    Bad Apples Easter Challenge - Enter Now!

    Bad Apples NE Easter Challenge (Opens in a new window)


    How would you like to win a visit from the Easter Minion?!


    Share your Easter pictures, your Easter windows, your decorated eggs and winners will be picked to receive a visit from the Easter Minion during the Easter Holidays 🐣🐣


    There will also be some big drop offs in Bedlington, Ashington, Newbiggin, Blyth and Choppington. Represent your Town, Your Village, Your Street!


    You can enter via the Facebook Group “Bad Apples NE Easter Challenge” or via email


    Good luck!


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